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The Executive directors help to design, develop, and implement strategic plans to help their company work in a cost- and time-efficient manner. They are also responsible for overseeing day-to-day activity for the company, as well as developing future plans.

The executive director is in some ways the leader of the organization. It is the responsibility of the director to report to the chairman of the board on a regular basis. Although the board may give suggestions on how to improve the organization, it is the sole responsibility of the director to decide if those suggestion will be implemented or not. This role requires good leadership, organization, and motivational skills. These directors are in charge of motivating their members and helping the organization develop its company philosophy. It is also the job of the director to stay on top of what is going on within the company and its staff. The executive director must also keep track of the budget, company assets, and other resources to use them to their full ability. These directors must be able to adapt to changes and know how to manager people with different backgrounds.

Responsibilities

  • Direct and track operational budget decisions to increase strategic reach and report findings to the Board of Directors.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with the press, partners, the community and clients.
  • Supervise department heads and conduct performance reviews.
  • Develop, maintain, expand and promote departments, services and offerings.
  • Analyze operations to enhance efficiency and meet strategic goals.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans that meet business goals and objectives created in partnership with the Board of Directors
  • Recruit and develop a team of senior leaders to manage critical business functions
  • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization
  • Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization
  • Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, including shareholders and government agencies
  • Proactively address challenges in the internal and external environment to protect business interests
  • Leadership of regional coordinators and expansion strategies
  • Oversee the program operations and day-to-day leadership of XYZ Nonprofit's regional coordinators to provide them with management guidance, strategies for regional growth, and operational assistance.
  • Assist in the hiring of new regional coordinators; conduct yearly performance evaluations of regional coordinators, and implement the appropriate professional development tools and training to maximize operational effectiveness and to ensure the achievement of employee goals and performance benchmarks.
  • Coordinate and direct expansion strategies including hiring, training, and lead the new region identification process and site development start-up efforts; help build strategic partnerships in existing and new regions.
    Strengthen internal operations and infrastructure
  • Supervise all human resources policies and programs for XYZ Nonprofit including organizational planning and development, on-boarding, training, development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, and recruiting; provide clarity around roles, motivate senior managers, and facilitate effective team dynamics.
  • Support the senior leadership team, regional coordinators, and staff to make consistent and progressive steps toward organizational and programmatic consistency and sustainability; effectively communicate work plans and priorities derived from the organization's strategic plan by partnering with senior leaders to follow through with coordinated accountabilities, objectives, and associated budgets.
  • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively recommending and driving improvements as necessary; set standards for accountability and measurements of success.
  • Oversee XYZ Nonprofit's evaluation activities including data collection systems, longitudinal evaluation, and all contracts and activities relating to program evaluation and measurement; communicate and prepare all data collection summary reports and evaluation updates for the ED, board of directors, and staff.
    · Develop a knowledge management system that ensures maximum sharing of information and learning throughout the organization; create an environment whereby XYZ Nonprofit is known as a best-in-class learning organization.

Commitment

Commitment can be intensive.  Realistically, 20-30 hours a week is a minimum expectation.  Much depends on the strength and continuity of the leadership team and the breadth of programs.

What You'll Need

  • Master's degree in business administration or related field
  • Previous experience in a senior leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans
  • Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics
  • Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in management and governance.

Benefits

This is a role that offers an opportunity to make a visible and lasting difference to our community.

 


Contact:   Tina White     ExecutiveDirector@BlueRidgePride.org    (917) 822-9085

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